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The 11th Regular Press Conference 2016


+ 7th ACMECS Summit, 8th CLMV Summit and WEF-Mekong Conference (Oct,24 – 26)
 The 7th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit, the 8th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) Summit and the World Economic Forum (WEF) - Mekong Conference will take place from the 24th to 26th Oct in Hanoi. These events make up the greatest multilateral diplomacy activity in Vietnam in 2016.
 
The ACMECS and CLMV summits will focus on the common goals of member countries, which is a peaceful and prosperous Mekong sub-region, highlight member states' activeness and ability to capitalize on opportunities, and emphasize the need to reform and identify the way forward for cooperation. The WEF-Mekong Conference will concentrate its discussion on economic connectivity, sub-regional and regional integration and sustainable development.
 
Vietnam hosts these meetings as a way to make responsible contributions to adding more substance to cooperation within the scope of ACMECS, CLMV and WEF-Mekong mechanisms. This is also an opportunity for Vietnam to strengthen relations with its neighbors and partners in the region and the world at large.
+ Uruguay Foreign Minister to visit Vietnam (Oct. 19 – 21)
 At the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay will pay an official visit to Vietnam from the 20th to 22nd Oct 2016.
 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will hold talks with Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on ways to promote bilateral cooperation, particularly in economic-trade, investment, agriculture, science and technology. The two sides will also exchange views on international and regional issues of common interest.  
 During this visit, Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa will pay courtesy calls to Vietnamese leaders and hold meetings with representatives of different Vietnamese agencies.

Vietnamese media recently reported that three Chinese nuclear power plants built close to the border with Viet Nam started their operation. Have Vietnamese functioning agencies conducted any study to assess their impact on the Vietnamese people living in the adjacent areas and to prepare safety measures for them?
 

We believe that countries building and operating nuclear power plants have to comply with the Convention on Nuclear Safety and other relevant provisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to ensure that there is no impact on the safety and the environment of neighboring countries. Viet Nam asked the Chinese side to establish a mechanism to regularly exchange information on these nuclear power projects.
Please update the situation concerning the 12 year old pregnant girl from Vietnam in China?

The up to date information from the Vietnamese Consulate in Shanghai is that yesterday morning Oct.12, a representative of the Consulate met with Public Security authority in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province and visited the girl to verify her identity. However, as she could only spoke little Vietnamese, most of the conversation was in Chinese, which was not very good either. Therefore, her identity and other related information could not be verified yet. Upon the collected information after the visit and the meeting with local authorities, the Vietnamese Consulate in Shanghai is currently working with relevant Vietnamese authorities for further identification. The Vietnamese representative offices in China are closely following the case.
Can the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirm the information that Malaysian police has recently rescued 41 women, including 26 Vietnamese nationals, from a brothel in Kuala Lumpur? These people are believed to be trafficked.
We are aware of this report. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia to work with local relevant authorities to clarify the identities and legal documentation of these Vietnamese nationals to provide appropriate protection measures. We will keep you updated about this.
Russian media reported that Russia is considering to return to Cam Ranh? Do you have any comment on this? Is there any possibility that Vietnam will allow other countries to open military base in Cam Ranh?

Vietnam pursues a foreign policy of independence, self – reliance, peace, cooperation and development, diversification and multi-lateralization of international relations and comprehensive international integration; develops cooperation with all partners on the basis of mutual interest, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia – Pacific and in the world. As you all may be aware, Vietnam – Russia comprehensive strategic partnership as well as partnership between Vietnam and other major partners in the world have lately been making vigorous progress.
Our consistent position is that Vietnam does not take part in military alliance, does not ally with one country against another country and does not allow other countries to establish military base in Vietnam.
Regarding the Vietnam worker who died in Republic of Korea, what kind of assistance available from the government in helping to repatriate his remain?

We have just been informed by the Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea that this morning the Korean relevant agencies notified the Embassy of the incident immediately after it happened. Our embassy has contacted the victim’s employer and was assured that the company would provide partial financial support for services for the dead. This morning, the victim family came to the embassy to complete necessary paperworks for the dead.

 
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